HENNA (Mehendi) leaves useful in bronchitis, headache, Boils, Ulcers, Stomatitis, Scabies and spleen

Benefits from Henna (Mehendi) Fragrant Plant

Fragrant Plants ; Henna

Lawsonia inermis Linn.

Family : Lythraceae
Arabic Nmae : Hinna, Yoranna
Unani nmame : Hena
Parts used : Leaf, Flower and seed.

System affected : Circulatory and Urinary System.
Specific action : Diuretic, Vulnerary.

Botanical Description

A glabrous much branched shrub, with angular branchlets. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic or ovate-elliptic from a cuneate base.Flowers are numerous cream-coloured or white, very fragrant, borne in large terminal paniculate cymes. Capsules depressed, globose, irregularly dehiscent, with numerous angular seeds. Seeds trigono-pyramidal, about 2.5 mm long.

Medical Properties

Leaves - Have bitter taste, vunerary, doiuretic; useful in bronchitis, headache, lumbago, boils, ulcers, stomatitis, hemicrania, amenorrhea, syphilitic sore, scabies, opthalmia, diseases of spleen; enrich blood and favour hair growth.

Flowers - Its infusion cures headache; vulnerary.

Seeds - Are tonic to the brain.

Essential Oil

Helpful in the treatment of emotional disturbances (Anger, Sadness, Forgetfulness) and indecision. Cooling, alternative (purity the blood), fight infections, reduce fevers and promote healing; build up nerve tissue; antipyretic.

Emotional Attributes

It is clming to the body and mind, increases awareness, change patterns and soothes emotional disturbances.

Note : The information given is meant for educational purpose only
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